at VetSouth
Published March 18, 2024
Location Southland, New Zealand
Category Health Care  
Job Type Full-time  
5+ years’ experienced veterinarians
110000 per annum


Are you an experienced veterinarian with an adventurous side who is starting to get itchy feet? Maybe you have a young family and want to relocate to a rural community with great schools? Do you love hiking? Skiing? Farmers markets? A huge range of delicious restaurants and towns that just keep on getting better? Southland has it all and more these days! VetSouth is part of an industry leading animal health provider, with modern clinics based throughout Southland, South Otago, Canterbury, the West Coast, and Morrinsville. With walks, shops, restaurants, golf, fishing, and areas of outstanding natural beauty on your doorstep, did I mention the skiing, this can be a role built around your lifestyle.

We currently have two veterinary practices looking to increase their workforce specifically in the large animal space, however, we are open to mixed positions. These clinics are proud to serve their communities, get amongst the locals and enjoy a great work-life balance while still maintaining that crucial family feel.

We provide an extensive range of veterinary services to dairy clients, as well as other production animals, working dogs, and companion animals. Developing a culture of ‘team first,’ where everyone pulls together when there’s work, and relaxes when it’s time, is key here. We are a strong team with a real focus on wellbeing who want their best for patients, employees, and the practice.

Due to growth, it’s 5+ years’ experienced veterinarians we require but will take less if it’s the right person with the right values. You’ll develop as a veterinarian and gain experience by working on your own cases and having key clients. See things through with plenty of mentoring from the highest level of veterinarians. Over time, you can also develop in the management space and learn all the behind-the-scenes parts of a veterinarian business if that’s what interests you.

Salary, perks, and hours:

$110k+ per annum, depending on experience.
CPD is actively encouraged and 25% can be used for wellbeing (some people have bought ski passes with their portion, others join a gym or do a photography course!).
You’ll be working 42.5 hours per week with a sensible OOH rota in place.
A relocation allowance is provided, veterinary fees paid, and staff discounts applied for companion animals.
A work vehicle, laptop and phone are provided, plus 6 weeks of free accommodation on arrival (if relocating).
There’s plenty of ‘food for good,’ when on the go: fruit, nibbles, and snacks to keep you going.
Choosing a new practice is a big decision. You’re a great veterinarian. You care about the patients and the people bringing them in. Most importantly, you want to help, learn, and grow.

So, what’s next?

Well, we can’t get the whole story in a job advert, so send your CV – (don’t worry if it’s not up to date) to  along with any questions (about any location). I’ll answer honestly, no hard sell. I can also put you in touch with previous and current employees. We reference check you – so, it’s only fair that you get to reference check us!

We look forward to hearing from you.